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  • Andy Murray presses home-court edge, reaches Wimbledon quarterfinals

    Andy Murray presses home-court edge, reaches Wimbledon quarterfinals
    WIMBLEDON, England — More than ever, Andy Murray is feeling right at home in a place, and at a tennis tournament, where he is embraced like nowhere else. And why shouldn't Wimbledon embrace him? He won last year, after 77 years between male...
  • Sharapova wins French Open title

    Sharapova wins French Open title
    PARIS -- Maria Sharapova claimed her second French Open title when she floored Romanian Simona Halep 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 after a marathon encounter in Saturday's final. Sharapova, the seventh seed from Russia, claimed her fifth Grand Slam title after...
  • Australian Open champ Li Na loses in first round at French Open

    Australian Open champ Li Na loses in first round at French Open
    Much to her dismay, Li Na is familiar with this feeling. She earns a Grand Slam championship, is heralded at home, then shows up at subsequent major tournaments and seemingly forgets how to win. It happened in 2011, after her French Open triumph...
  • Serena, Venus Williams ousted in second round of French Open

    Serena, Venus Williams ousted in second round of French Open
    Venus and Serena Williams won't be playing each other in the third round of the French Open after all. In fact, the sisters won't be playing at all, after both of them were upset by little-known opponents in the second round Wednesday. Serena...
  • Donald Young advances at French Open

    Donald Young advances at French Open
    PARIS -- Another tennis player with Chicago ties advanced Thursday at the French Open when Donald Young beat 26th-seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-3, 7-6(1), 6-3. Young is not related to fellow Chicago native Taylor Townsend, the 18-year-old who has...
  • Nadal cruises into French Open quarterfinals

    Nadal cruises into French Open quarterfinals
    PARIS - Defending champion Rafael Nadal dismantled unseeded Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 on Monday to set up a French Open quarterfinal clash with fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in a repeat of last year's final. Eight-time champion and world No.1...
  • Andy Murray upset in Madrid Open; Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams win

    Andy Murray upset in Madrid Open; Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams win
    Andy Murray hit error after error Thursday and was eliminated from the Madrid Masters in the third round. The Wimbledon champion was overwhelmed by the 46th-ranked Santiago Giraldo, 6-3, 6-2. Murray's play was erratic throughout the match against the...
  • Maria Sharapova rallies to beat Ana Ivanovic at Porsche Grand Prix

    Maria Sharapova rallies to beat Ana Ivanovic at Porsche Grand Prix
    Maria Sharapova won her third straight Porsche Grand Prix tennis title on Sunday in Stuttgart, Germany, by coming from behind to defeat Ana Ivanovic, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Sharapova won her first tournament of the year and clinched the 30th title of her...
  • Young crew of Americans leads LPGA heading into Kingsmill Championship

     Young crew of Americans leads LPGA heading into Kingsmill Championship
    WILLIAMSBURG — When she was 18, Jessica Korda was put on a plane to Taiwan by her accomplished former pro-tennis playing father and told to do her best in the last LPGA tournament of her rookie season. It might've been a pro athlete's version of...
  • Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to meet for Italian Open title

    Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to meet for Italian Open title
    Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open final on Sunday. There will be an enticing women's championship too, with top-ranked Serena Williams to face Sara Errani, the tournament's first Italian...
  • Rafael Nadal advances to Madrid Open semifinals; Serena Williams withdraws

    MADRID -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal gave his clay-court doldrums a boost by reaching the Madrid Open semifinals on Friday with a dominant performance against Thomas Berdych. In the women's tournament, two-time defending champion Serena Williams...
  • Serena Williams defeats Li Na for Sony Open title

    Serena Williams defeats Li Na for Sony Open title
    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Serena Williams won a record seventh Key Biscayne title when she overcame a slow start and a set point to beat Li Na, 7-5, 6-1, at the Sony Open on Saturday. Williams surpassed the tournament record of six titles she originally set...